Doctors for Thyroid Disorders in Perumpilly, Kochi
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The term Thyroid Disorders is used for defining a range of disorders that affect the human systems, especially the thyroid gland. These include Pituitary gland malfunctions, Subacute thyroiditis, Grave’s disease, etc. The symptoms range as per the disease but one would experience fever, weight gain or weight loss, defective thyroid function and general feeling of being unwell.
HOW IS THYROID DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is usually done based on the kind of disorder one suffers from. It includes blood tests and thyroid tests.
HOW IS THYROID DISORDERS TREATED?
Treatment depends on the problem, but may include medicines, radioiodine therapy, or thyroid surgery. A large majority of the thyroid may be removed, a subtotal thyroidectomy, to treat the hyperthyroidism of Graves' disease, or to remove a goitre that is unsightly or impinges on vital structures. Large goiters that cause symptoms but do not harbor cancer, after evaluation and biopsy of suspicious nodules, can be treated by an alternative therapy with radioiodine.
DID YOU KNOW?
The thyroid disorders resulting from the overproduction or underproduction of thyroid hormones can be treated with both conventional and alternative treatments which try to restore hormone levels to their proper balance.